Oslo audio tour: Upstream: Along the riverside of Akerselva

Upstream: Along the riverside of Akerselva

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Join me for an easy stroll along the serene riverside of the Akerselva. You will be walking along the lower 3 kilometers of Akerselva river - from Vaterland Park, passing Grünrløkka and ending at Hønse-Lovisa's House at Vøyen. Along the way, you'll hear how the river shaped the industrial evolution of Oslo, and how it was brought back from environmental degradation, to become the tranquil, green artery of Oslo.

Tour Producer


Lars Engerengen

A lovely night in May 1968 he was born, at Lillehammer, Norway. The interest for geography, history and transport/tourism has been following him all the time since, and today he lives high up north, administrating the public transport system in Finnmark, the northernmost county of Norway.
His passions in life within hobbies are writing and photographing, and he has published a book of the “Hurtigruten” – the coast liner going from Bergen to Kirkenes. He is aIso a permanent contributor to the largest Encyclopaedia in Norway.
Lars loves reading history of different places, and are especially focused on Norway, Finland and Russia. He is more than willing to share the history, and that is why he has made a lot of walking tours at VoiceMap.

Major Landmarks

  • Hønse-Lovisa's House

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts at Vaterland Bridge, close to Vaterland Park, just south of Oslo Plaza and Oslo Spectrum, in downtown Oslo.

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Places to stop along the way

Blå, Hønse-Lovisa's House, different parks

Best time of day

Any time of day is perfect.


The area is known for pickpockets and some other criminal activity, so pay attention to this when you walk along the river.


Lovely tour down the riverbank with good history and beautiful scenery in the middle of the city

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago
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Upstream: Along the riverside of Akerselva